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military leaders talked about alternative energy production and the country's dependence on oil. speakers included gene sperling, director of the white house international council, and republican senators. hosted by securing america's future energy, this is about an hour-and-a-half. >> good morning, everyone. thank you all for coming. i especially want to thank the members of the energy security leadership council for being with us today. they have been a distinguished group of people working on this issue since 2006. we are nothing without their credibility as the great ceo's, an entrepreneur, and military leaders of our time. i also want to give a special>> i want to give a special thanks to the staff at securing america's future energy. we stand on the shoulders and the time it takes to get these reports. the policy staff, james, leslie, the staff that puts these together, our political staff and the rest of the team at safe. we're seeing more production than we have ever seen before. the most production in the last couple of decades of year on year growth. oil imports are falling. the
position. those two coming off could take the energy complex down much further. right now only 85 to 85.10. cheryl: we have plenty of supply out there right now. we are in the middle of winter. >> we have a tremendous amount of supply. we do not have much cold weather coming up near term. once the fiscal cliff starts getting resolved, you will see some buying going on. cheryl: bobby, i want to go back to you about europe. we have not had a lot of problees. seems like the greeks are kind to getting things. >> the last few days, europe markets have been pretty strong. as you said, a sleeping giant. cheryl: i do not want to see anything change. it has been nice. gentlemen, thank you. i appreciate it. great floor show today. uncertainty seems to be the norm in washington these days. last year you have the debt ceiling convey. congress had trouble putting together a deal. now the u.s. may be heading for the fiscal cliff. what does that mean for you and your investments? we have the jobs report today for a brief moment. we weren't worried about the fiscal cliff. now, we are back. what do you
today than ten years ago, this is a country that's rich in energy. the shale gas revolution is real. so maybe you thought your energy strategy was going to take you to africa or saudi arabia or other places. now you come right back around and bring it back here and that's meaningful. >> rose: let's talk about energy and i'll come back to the global picture. i especially want to talk about how you see africa and china and india. looking at energy today, are you in the business of nuclear reactors? >> uh-huh. >> rose: there are people saying because of these new developments in natural gas the demand for nuclear reactors will not be the same. >> uh-huh. >> rose: do you buy that? >> i think it's true. there's no one global answer so u.s. and europe and china are going to have different strategies. but the notion that in this region gas could be $2 to $3 or even $5 $6 for a million b.t.u.s shifts nuke fear this country out over a period of time. there may be a few new reactors built, but not many. >> rose: when do we have energy independence because of the online production of shale? >> her
as a promising future energy source. >> translator: as one of the world's largest oil producers iraq offers a wide range of opportunities. >> reporter: chinese firms were prominent. the state run oilompany has already won the contract to double up a huge oil field near the city. >> iraq is new market. it's booming for oil and gas. i see the risk. they're so nice. >> reporter: security remains precarious since the start of the 2003 iraq war. a string of terrorist attacks rock the country after the last u.s. troops pulled out a year ago. three major ethnic and religious groups are still jostling for control of political power, territory and all revenues. >>> north korea has announced it will extend the period for iraq's oil men minister has set an ambitious target. launching what it calls a >> translator: we welcome companies and want to show them what they can do to develop basra. >> reporter: iraq is now in a better position to attract investment with neighboring iran conquered by sanctions on its nuclear program. satellite carrying rocket by one it has overtaken iran to become the second l
colleagues to extend the production tax credit for wind energy. i would like to note that on the heels of senator durbin's comments about china, we wish the chinese energy industry well, but we don't want to outsource our wind energy jobs to china needlessly. and we're on a path to do so. and i see my colleague from iowa here, senator grassley, who i know will speak later on the wind production tax credit. but it's going to expire in less than one month from now -- december 31 to be specific -- if we do not act. that means we're one month away from pulling the rug out from an industry that's currently playing a key role in revitalizing american manufacturing, creating jobs, empowering our nation. we're literally one month away from ending a credit that supports tens of thousands of workers right here in the united states. and each day that we wait to extend the p.t.c., we risk losing more good-paying american jobs. we also risk doing away with a credit that is a major contributor to the success and development of our nation's wind industry. this credit has helped countries leverage bil
mornings to talk about the wind energy industry and the importance of the trucks tax credit. but before -- and the importance of the production tax credit. before i begin i'd like to associate myself with the majority leader's remarks. we do need to extend the tax cuts for the middle class as soon as possible. that's clearly the message the american people sent on november 6 in the nationwide election that we had. i also want to respond to the comments and the conversation between the two leaders over the debt ceiling limit. it's important to recognize that when we raise the debt ceiling all we are doing is keeping faith with what congress has already appropriated, what congress has already made clear we will spend on behalf of our country and all the various ways that the federal government operates. we cannot afford to have a situation like we had august before last where we dallied and we literally shot our economy and ourselves in the foot by not extending the debt ceiling. we saw one of the rating agencies lower our national rating; first time in history. there is a way to do this
energy. all that is important. we have to keep that going. that will get hard because we will face is demographics. that is my 74th birthday on april 7. i am aware of the and aging population which i have become and we are an aging population relative to what we were. luckily, we have millions of fresh arrivals that are younger and are energetic and they come from all over the world. we have to make sure our education system lifts them to their highest aspirations. when the society ages, it tends to -- it declines. that is the big demographic imperative. i was reviewing one of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers.
that the rise and shine has more energy needs for more energy than they can produce themselves, and to maintain the economic growth which they believe is essential. we observed that the south china sea is a potential source of energy supplies for china and that there is a contention among the nations in that region as to where the ownership and rights of access are to the south china sea. and this is conceivable that china might seek to reestablish its claim there by military coercion and that could lead them into a confrontation with the united states' desire to maintain free access. the best way of avoiding that military conflict is what we should see because the military conflict with china would be catastrophic for both nations, indeed for the whole region. so, we want to avoid that. i believe the best way of avoiding that is by maintaining a -- continuing to maintain a strong naval presence in the region, and by having an unambiguous commitment to doing that. i believe that our new national security strategy is that unambiguous commitment, and i believe that the u.s. navy is capable of mai
about. we'll be examining the key issues all this week here on "newsline." energy policy has emerged as one of the biggest points of contention in this election. at the heart of the debate is the notion of health, both of people and the japanese economic. nhk world reports. >> reporter: ken has done everything he can think of it to save electricity. he understands what's at stake after what happened in fukushima. he's hoping he and his neighbors can reduce their dependence on nuclear power. >> translator: i'd like to see which politicians will take concrete steps to deal with nuclear power. i'll choose the one who shares my way of thinking. >> reporter: the fukushima disaster forced people in japan to think about where their energy comes from. nuclear power accounted for 26% of the supply before the accident. the government plans to raise that to 45% by 2030. japan has 54 nuclear reactors. the accident prompted operators to shut them down one by one for safety inspections. by this past may all of them were offline. but the people who ran the utilities feared they wouldn't be able to
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reason. you cannot spend the energy of invention or creativity it. followed by the ipad and so on. people get caught by this. i mean, what can this do? a few years ago, and mobile telephone in a suitcase. today, in your pocket. carrying with them certain baggage of values. imperceptibly, they affect things. there is this culture. ways of thinking, you know? presenting it as an alternative. you do not have to throw away your ipod because you are a follower. you can be as materialistic as you what. being grounded in certain basic -- i do not want to say the turmoil. basic values. being selective about what you take from the exterior world. tavis: these questions are difficult because they are different in different parts of the continent. you are the perfect person to answer this question given your own history. being a political prisoner, etc., etc.. >> the very negative. very pessimistic. let's put it this way. is the continent progressive? no, it is not. there are pockets here and there. you find is one step forward, several steps back. as i said earlier, i never thought we would be so b
the most independent sovereign ty is the most important point. peaceful use of the nuclear energy and the other is the peaceful use for outer space. actually using outer space with the launch and show you the time of december. a little bit before december, south korea had time launch their own satellite. they delayed the launch and during the preparation, no one complained. no one criticized. whenever north korea did something with the missile launch, anyone in the international community cannot accept it. therefore some of them admit that north korea has a right to launch missiles into outer space. >> we are talking about two missiles. plus it's december, not the best of months. >> that's right. yeah. it's a quite unusual one. they strongly indicated that the 100 day hold to succeed, but they understand about the product because in the winter time and using the fuel is quite unstable and weather conditions are not so good. >> despite that they are willing to take the risk. >> that's right. yes because again -- the independent sovereignty are quite important. they are much more pr
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institute. up next, will continue our "america by the numbers" series. the future of u.s. energy production in 2014. we will be joined by adam sieminski and frank verrastro. >> i think writers institute is something that is very important within the culture. we are a culture of words, of voices. words are key to our imagination, our capacity to invasion -- envision things. we ourselves are not completely tied to print on the page, but there is no other art forms so readily accessible other than perhaps film, which we work with, too. there is something in literature that just captures the human spirit. >> this weekend, joined "book tv" and "american history tv" as we look at the historic and literary life of new york's capital, albany. >> the chiefs of staff had to make the plan for the invasion of japan without considering the atomic bomb. it was estimated it would cost 700,000. >> i choose to honor both, both the sacrifice of american servicemen fighting their way to the pacific and of a little girl who died as a result of an atomic bombing. it is unimaginable but that must of been like --
're america's energy toll road and can provide investors with a secure source of dividends, but his investment in north dakota's oil rich bakken shale continues, cramer's looking for companies that are ready to expand. don't miss the ceo of enbridge energy. all coming up on "mad money." >>> moments like this when everybody is terrified that our economy could slide back into a government induced recession next year, i got to start looking at high quality companies that are immunized against this slowing economy. for example biotech companies that can thrive even during a recession, because that's the type of thing you don't cut back on, no matter what. this week we caught one of those medical conferences that will tell you which ones have the most upside. it's the american academy of pharmaceutical companies. i'm highlighting not one but two small cap biotechs. let's start with immunogen. it develops next generation cancer drugs that allow chemotherapy agents to directly target a tumor. immunogen rose from $11.50 to about $18 on bullish expectations about a breast cancer treatment. then at the
state. they want green rj energy which makes them double up on fossil fuels. they want a carbon tax and with a 52% rate i heard their businesses are fleeing to arizona. former mississippi governor haley barbour has been appointed to do an autopsy on gop losses last month. we are going to look at the forensic evidence on this one. first up, take a listen to this one. one of the many radio ads by the kept of agriculture encouraging people to sign up for food stamps. >> would you look at margie? she looks amazing. >> she sure does. >> i wonder how she stays so fit? what's her secret? >> well, she told me that food stamp benefits help her eat right and she stays active, too. >> guess what. unfortunately this is working. despite an improving economy and declines in unemployment we learned the number of people on food stamps is still soaring. this is government dependency at its worst. here now is the story. political reporter from the daily caller and margie omara. margie, i have to go to you first. in some sense this is a bipartisan story. if you look at the evidence that's come out tod
a question for you. i called you about spectra energy. today with the acquisition of the pipeline and the 9% dividend what do you think i should be buying? >> i like spectra. can i state that i think that kmp is a good opportunity down here? >> that got hit real bad. i would snap that one up in a heart beat. let's go to jack in new york. >> booyah from brooklyn. >> i'm going to be there later this evening, we should hang out. fedex is reporting better package shipments. do you think that will carry their shares into the next point? >> we were going back and forth after a frustrating day where dollar general blew up. maybe that wasn't such a good day yesterday for federal express and for urgent mail. but we are holding onto it formal. every stock has been tipping itself lately. you know, i like companies so much more than congressmen. it is going to be hard for democrats and republicans to compromise. i cannot blame people for being cautious. i did get a lot of good vibes about no legislation and you know what, i learned that i think ceos are better. "mad money" will be right back. but inves
the regulation of nuclear energy. yoichiro tatiwa, nhk world. >>> people in japan are weighing their options in preparing to make a decision that will effect their future. they cast ballots next sunday in a general election. when japan decides voters will be picking lawmakers for the louer house lou lower house of the diet. the parties will form the next government. voters have a lot to think about. we'll be examining the key issues all this week here on "newsline." >>> prime minister noda is facing the biggest fight of his political life, nhk's latest opinion poll suggests he could be in trouble. this election, like any, has a lot of moving parts which can confuse those who are unfamiliar with the system. >> reporter: we should work together to tackle japan's challenges. >> translator: i'm determined to do everything possible to move politics forward using a down to earth approach. >> reporter: and there were many challenges. reconstruction following the 2011 disaster, containment of the fukushima nuclear accident. and fiscal reform and economic growth. they faced them one by one with varyi
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, they're america's energy toll road and they can provide investors with a secure source of dividends, but his investment in north dakota's oil rich back and shale continues, cramer's looking for companies that are looking to expand. all coming up on "mad money." well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose
marc ginsburg. appreciate the update. >>> a major green light from the energy department for oil and gas. believe it or not, it calls for more drilling here, more exports of our own resources, drill, drill, drill. we will have the details next up. and don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. just look at the energy industry, what is happening there, if government would just take its paws off it. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. sponsored report gave a full endorsement that more liquid natural gas exports will help our economy and more shale oil and gas production will make us energy independent. question, will the epa keep its snout out of this great breakthrough energy process? here now to tell us is john hoffmeister. john, what's this t
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for getting government permission to export the commodity. the u.s. energy department released the report on wednesday. it says the export of shale gas and other natural gas products would raise energy prices but would help the economy overall. the government is now ready to examine whether to give the go-ahead to export projects. a number of energy firms hope to export natural gas as the surge in shale gas output pushes domestic gas prices sharply lower. >>> the export plans include business with japan's electric and gas utilities. japanese energy firms have had to increase their use of thermal power plants since the nuclear accident and are keen to buy cheaper u.s. gas. officials at japan's transport ministry have ordered airlines to inspect boeing passenger jets. they say state-of-the-art 787 dreamliners have had problems with their fuel lines. the emergency order followed a fuel leak in october involving a 787 flown by all nippon airways. workers at boeing found that fuel line connectors designed to prevent leaks were not installed on that plane. officials at all nippon airways and ja
the commodity. the u.s. energy department released the report on wednesday. it says the export of shale gas and other natural gas products would raise energy prices, but it would help the economy overall. the government is now ready to examine whether to give the go-ahead to export projects. a number of energy firms hope to export natural gas as the surge in shale gas output pushes domestic gas prices sharply lower. now, the export plans include business with japan's electric and gas utilities, japanese energy firms have had to increase their use of thermal power plants since the nuclear accident, and they are pretty keen now to buy cheaper u.s. gas. >>> let's get a check of the markets now, starting in europe, where stocks are trading higher. this is on fresh hopes that u.s. politicians will be able to clinch a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. london's ftse 100 is up right now by 0.2%. we see the frankfurt market moving ahead, up about a percent. paris's cac 40 seeing gains of 0.3%. earlier in asian trading, share prices were largely mixed. there was some profit-taking from yesterday's gai
to become one of the world's top energy producers. and eog resources has been leading the way in some of the country's largest finds. can this oily play continue to produce slick gains? cramer drills down in his exclusive with the ceo. and later, overpowering? e tunes have been on a role since announcing its acquisition of grant cooper industries. now that the deal is closed can this stock still light light up the sticker or is it time to pug the plug? don't miss cramer's exclusive with the ceo all coming up on "mad money." >> don't miss a second of "mad money." follow jim cramer on twitter. have a question? #madtweets. send jim an e-mail to mad money at or call us at 1-800-743-cnbc. head to ♪ [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. and now trade up to get a 2012 chevy silverado all
this happen more often? joining me now is tyson slocum, director of public citizen's energy program. we have david kroetzr researcher in economic and climate change from the heritage foundation. welcome to both of you. what do you think about this. >> i think we definitely have a problem with a lack of adequate federal oversight of pipeline safety. we've got over half a million miles of transmission pipelines crisscrossing across the united states and only about 110 federal inspectors. we had a pipeline safety bill that passed congress and was signed into law by obama in 2011 but it didn't go nearly far enough in beefing up finances to hire more inspectors. to mandate the increased placement of shut-off valves that in case of an incident in a pipeline you could limit the damage. melissa: yeah. >> and also i think we have to reassess the focus over the last decade of looking at terrorism security and look more at maintenance and operations particularly --. melissa: that is interesting point. let me talk to you about the details of this one. it took place just before 1:00 p.m. >> sure. melissa
. our road map begins with a $20 billion deal. freeport mcmoran getting into the energy business making two acquisitions. plains exploration and mcmoran exploration. >>> concerns over the u.s. economy as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's start with bigger of the two deals. freeport's purchase of plains. approximately $6.9 billion in total
we've become the king of fracking but americans get very insecure about exporting energy. >> but the good news you started with, yes we have more natural gas than we even know, melissa. there is so much there. we have the technology, we have the people. we have the financial wherewithal to produce how much we're allowed to produce, that is the key word. how much are we allowed to produce. this is a government-run market now. it is not a free market. it's a government-run market. so where is the government on your question? melissa: yeah. >> we don't know. melissa: we don't know. >> there has been no leadership. melissa: we don't know although that they are hostile to a certain extent. $47 billion is a lot of money obviously. that would create a quite a lot of jobs, right? they reilly turned down ss many jobs and revenue when the economy is hurting so much. >> and it is not just export% lng. my bottom line, yes, we should export lng if we have a market out there to serve but let's do even more with natural gas. let's make natural gas into transportation fuels, cng, compres
. they note that during the first nine months of 2012 china's energy consumption fell by 3.4% from the previous year. >> translator: we made a commitment at our party congress. we prioritized building and eco friendly society. we'll make a strong effort to promote a recycle-based society. china will act on climate change with other nations. >> some delegates also want reassurance on financial support. wealthy countries have pledged to provide $100 billion per year in aid by 2020. the money is intended to help the developing countries reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the effect of climate change. time is running out for the delegates to reach a deal. many divisions remain between the participants from the industrialized and developing nations. now it may be up to the ministers attending talks to steer the conference towards a successful conclusion. >>> chinese police have detained petitioners planning to voice their complaints about corruption to the state-run broadcaster. hundreds of beijing police officers stood outside china's central television on tuesday. it was the 30th an
. unifying solutions. of my health is the senators willne devote much more of their energies to governance. in a perfect world we would not only govern, we would execute a coherent strategy. that is a very high bar for a in legislative branch to clear. wih we must aspire to it and pside cooperation with the president because we are facing fundamental changes in the world that will deeply affect american security and standard of livingt the lists of such changes as o long, but its starts in asia ina with the rise of china and india economic, political, and military powers. the obama administration has pot conspicuously an ounce to pet it to asia. at the center of this bid is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s.lowrave interest and a fellow traveler,n sharing mutual goals andthe vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to disceri , sometimes issue by issue whether china is an adversary or partner. i this calibration will impact a d america's relations with the rest of asia, and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in th
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americany: -- mr. mcnerney: this morning i rise about two things i care passionately about. wind energy and veterans. i spent more than 20 years in the wind industry as a technology development engineer. in those days we saw some spectacular failures and dramatic failures, but every year we put more into the technology development. little bit this year in the aerodynamics, gear box, foundation, every year a little incremental improvement in the control systems, field testing so we understood what was going on and the power electronics, and today we have an industry that is a spectacular industry. . the touchins produce power for five cents per kilowatt. it's been a successful business. the united states dominated that business because of consistent policies, consistent tax policies. we could rely on the policies being there year after year. investors came in, engineers came in. in the early 1980's those policies began to change and the technology began to leave our country and we've seen -- i've seen in my career the incentives come and go over the years. i can tell you it's devastating
's going to make macs in this country. we're better than china. meanwhile our energy costs are plummeting courtesy of the cleaner, cheaper fuel, natural gas. so cheap here it can be liquefied in the united states and sold overseas at much lower prices. potential exporter dominion later tonight. that business unimpeded by washington could be brimming with jobs. a lot of projects on hold, though, fiscal cliff. yep, the obstacle is washington, all because of the need to sock it to the 2%, not the 1.5% and the over $400,000 crowd, the 1%, or the need to fulfill the anti-tax pledge of allegiance many of our congressmen made to my college chum grover norquist. i thought bill gates and chief justice roberts were powerful. he makes the other guys look like crash dummies. we're on the cusp of an economic boom in this country. but we have politicians that would rather create a recession, a mandated economic collapse, let's create a bear market versus rising above. and guess what? these enemies of wealth and job creation may get their way and win. yes, to borrow a phrase from my own rant last time w
time the department of energy is using brent crude oil as its benchmark for crude oil prices rather than wti. you might see funds start to liquid date the positions if that's not the benchmark that the energy department is going to use. >> i think both you and rich made valid points but at the same time i want to look at the middle east. we had some developments out of syria, the new continues there. how much is this a middle east premium priced into the crude price at this point, how much is it providing a support? >> jackie i think it's less than what it was three or four weeks ago when you had israel and gaza fighting. when you look at the news today hillary clinton met with the russian foreign minister, syria's biggest ally is russia. if russia tells them you have to calm down they'll calm down. >> you think they're going lower. are you buying or selling oil slide? logon to and vote in our poll, we'll give you the results on our website and while there catch today's show, we have investment guru curtis arlidge of bny mellon and tune in to that and doug cass w
energy around compromise. thinking about for years from now, the end of president obama's second term, i've had time to you think the country's economy will improve? 51% say it will improve. economic well being of the middle class -- catch up with my slides. there we go. the deficit and debt will improve as 34%. but the one thing they are certain is that taxes will increase. and in the next four years how it affected you think the federal government will be on each of the following issues. we read a list of these issues, we rotated those. this is how it basically stacks up. ensuring long-term future of entire programs such as social security and medicare, 65%. 64% creating jobs, 64% improving public education, growing the economy, creating a business environment that allows for innovation. lowering the federal deficit actually false down to 40. not as much confidence there as a part on the other side. we been said the training faces a number of challenges including but not limited to large budget deficits, national debt, slower economic recovery, high unemployment, deep political divide
. i see this when i travel. a huge commitment to public resources. huge energy to enthusiasm of higher education. india wants 1500 new universities by 2020. alicia's in a meeting about hong kong this week. i learned that hong kong university is expanding undergraduate education from three years to four years because they think it is not giving students enough time. there are all these buildings going up. here we are being told in the united states that maybe we should reduce ourselves from four years to three years. another aspect. let me insert here so much of what our discussion is about. with travel to india and china ever was to hear about the liberal arts. they want to introduce a broader education into their countries. they think that the ability to imagine, it to be creative, and to envision a world differently relates to understanding other places and people. these are so much a part of the humanities and social sciences. it is the whole panoply of the liberal arts. this is under tremendous pressure. there are recognizing this advantage. why do we want to spend our time on a br
. let's face it the g.o.p. needs new energy. it needs branding help. heck, we have a lot of issues resolve amongst ourselves before we even from a hope of rebuilding the movement to appeal to new generations of voters. of course, libertarians and social conservatives are probably never going abortion and gay marriage. they must find a way to agree on other critical issues. republican con sis tans on globalization, immigration reform, the china threat or middle east policy. conservatives couldn't even agree on sensible steps on healthcare reform other than to repeal obama care. the republican party will continue to be adrift unless conservatives, still the most influential group within the party have a clear sense of what they stand for and what policies will best serve their cause and the nation's. so beyond the fiscal cliff resolution, we need to find better messengers, better candidates who are also media and tech savvy. whatever our differences, we can all agree as conservatives on a philosophy grounded in limited government, the free market and the judeo-christian tradition and
, on health care, on energy. that doesn't mean that we need to become scandinavian. we are more free wheeling, more willing to take risks. but how do these companies in scandinavia make investments in health care. that's after all what helps people succeed no matter where they come from or how poor they are. the truth is, scandinavian countries are fulfilling a huge part of the american dream better than america these stays. now thankfully, we are still an innovation power house and we need to spend more on research and development rather than cutting those budgets. and perhaps we need to target some of our innovative thinking towards restoring the american dream of equal opportunity. that would be a truly american solution to an american problem. we'll be right back. up next, a perfect example of american innovation, have we found a cure to cancer? yo, give it up, dude! up high! ok. don't you have any usefull apps on that thing? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based
@tomes521, who writes, clean energy fuel, cisco, groupon, broadcom and -- santander. wow, am i diversified. you can be diversified but also be really -- have some really bad stocks, and, oh, doctor. anyway. all right. groupon, i got the mani pedi coupon this morning, i wanted to leave "squawk on the street" because they offered me three in one day for half value. but i don't know what it is, so i stayed and did the job. santander, spanish bank, broadcom, my charitable trust owns it. cisco, these two are too much alike, get rid of cisco. clean energy fuels, total speculation, groupon, you know, maybe it's time to swap into zynga. all right. that was a stock joke. bank, i don't even know what this is. bank, speculative energy play, real technology company. man, you know what you need here, you need like bristol-myers or something like that. and certainly like let's put an industrial in there, how about honeywell? dave cote's doing a great job. that would spruce up this portfolio. do we have like -- are we r-rated? do we have like -- i think we're probably okay. i don't want the h
at the new york stock exchange with eyes on a possible energy takeover. >> reporter: i agree with you, liz. adam used to say a lot of cute things, the woman who loves the cleveland browns, little tidbits about liz claman. i enjoyed it too, adam, go back to that. [laughter] a hot stock to watch, and that's walter. when you look at walter energy, basically, we've been hearing that bhp billiton are said to be eyeing the coal producer, so this is according to british newspapers about whether or not anonymous sources are saying that bhp is stepping in. then there's others who are saying that it's glencore. everybody wants to take over walter industries, this is all, of course, just speculation that we're reading from the sources and on the wires, and that explains why you see this coal producer jumping 6%. big move for walter energy today, back to you. liz: nicole, suddenly the dow has doubled its gains, we were up about 14, 15 points, we're now up 31, 32. sandra, what are you looking at? >> i want to bring up an intraday chart, and while a 32-point gain isn't substantial, it is the highs of se
electromagnetic energy out there because we never had to worry about it before. but today there are many people who are intercepting that and using it to perhaps their advantage. the other piece-- >> during the cold war, knowing mission operations were strtd practice -- standard operations. >> we called it mcon levels. some people call it -- being aware of what you're doing just like on your computer. you have a password that you change. in the electromagnetic spectrum, know what your energy levels are that you're putting out, at what frequency, when, control it, get command of it. that is also the means i believe of the future for cyberwarfare. today it's all about you sit on maybe a laptop or whatever on the keyboard and going through the electromagnetic spectrum is the way of the future i think. >> up next, more with the 30th chief of naval operations. stay tuned. k, and i was trapped. no way out. my usualt ransport was nowhere to be found. i knew, then and there, that i needed wheels asap. thats alpha, sierra, alpha...pickle. ahem! sis here's in the military, so i can join navy federal too.
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